Sanlam has no love for dogs. Fees come before affection and a dead man's wishes.
He had no family and was dying of cancer. His only sister, afflicted with Down Syndrome, had died several years earlier. For years, nothing and no-one had been as important to Jonathan Edwards as his two beloved Bull Terriers, Hector and Maggie-May.
But to Sanlam trustees, the executors of his estate, the dogs need to be got rid of: they’re a nuisance, holding up finalisation of an estate and payment of their fees.
Edwards, who ran a business…